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Title:
In her footsteps : 101 remarkable Black women from the Queen of Sheba to Queen Latifah
Author:
Madden, Annette.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Conari Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
African queens -- Slaves who refused to bow -- Freedom fighters, rabble rousers, and audacious advocates -- Powerful politicos and bold businesswomen -- Successful scientists -- Stars of track, field, and court -- Sassy songbirds, dazzling dancers, and talented thespians -- Artists with attitude -- Wonderful wordsmiths -- Gender benders, fabulous firsts, and other outrageous ladies.
ISBN:
9781573245531
Format :
Book

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Central Library CT3230 .M33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The life stories of these daughters of Africa are both powerful and painful, but always awe-inspiring in their truth and candour. Sweeping across history and over continents, In Her Footsteps portrays the energy, creativity, and resilience of Black women such as Ana Quirot, a Cuban runner who overcame life-threatening burns to triumph in the 1996 Olympic games; Yelena Khanga, a Russian woman who hosts the most popular television show in Russia and performs with a comedy troop in New York; Toni Stone, one of the few women to play professional baseball; and Flo Kennedy, one of the most effective activists that civil rights, feminism and gay rights ever had.


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